A group of women in Miami walked into a dental office seeking pap smears and treatment for yeast infections.

It was a protest against a recently passed law that will cut funding to women’s reproductive healthcare in Florida.

Gaps In Women’s Health Care May Derail Zika Prevention In Florida, Texas

Jun 14, 2016

Mosquitoes bearing Zika — a virus that can cause birth defects when contracted by pregnant women — are expected to reach the United States as soon as this summer, with Florida and Texas likely to be among the hardest-hit states.

Tampa will hold the inaugural Women’s Conference of Florida on Friday.

The conference is designed to empower, encourage and educate Florida women through panel discussions, workshops and exhibits.

March marks National Women’s History Month and this year’s honorees through the National Women’s History Project include three Florida women who were honored last week at an awards event in Washington, D.C.  The theme for this year’s chosen honorees recognizes their impact on advancing women’s issues through public service and government leadership.  

The Seams, an occasional NPR series on clothing as culture, has been reporting a series about Florida Seminole Indian patchwork and its heritage and use in tribal life. Read the first installment in this series, "Osceola At The Fifty Yard Line."